Zac Brown Band performs Sunday night at Stagecoach. Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun
The Atlanta Georgia-based Zac Brown Band closed out the 2013 edition of Stagecoach Sunday night with their 2008 chart-topping hit, “Chicken Fried,” a fun loving, down-homesy tune about the simple pleasures of Southern living.
The group’s captivating hour and forty minute set served up some tantalizing string work by fiddling phenom Jimmy De Martini.
De Martini just killed it, especially on “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a song the band dedicated to Charley Daniels, who performed Sunday afternoon at Stagecoach.
The mercury slowly crept higher and higher and the line approaching the Stagecoach main entry grew longer.
Fans queued up outside of the main gates, seeking shade from a rot iron fence. The impending noon heat and high temperatures of the day were no deterrent for country music fans on the final day of the Stagecoach festival.
The past two days and heat may have taken a toll on some, but many fans were still in high spirits and anxiously awaiting the day’s lineup. Headliner Zac Brown Band was an act on many radars.
As the sun sets on Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the countdown to Stagecoach begins! On Friday, the official Stagecoach Twitter account posted an Instagram photo checking off the days.
We’re now just over 100 hours away!
In the meantime, enjoy our playlist of Stagecoach 2013 artists:
Zac Brown Band is set to play the final night of Stagecoach 2013.
STAGECOACH 2013 LINEUP: Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum join Zac Brown Band as headliners
If you want a taste of what Sunday’s headliner will bring to the desert, check out this video of the band’s performance at last month’s DeLuna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Fla.:
A Stagecoach 2013 poster that lists Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band as headliners is circulating on Twitter, and we’ll find out if it’s the real deal at 8 a.m.
STAGECOACH 2013 LINEUP: See it as soon as we get it at this link.
Stagecoach 2013: Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum join Zac Brown Band as headliners (Oct. 9)
What looks like a very wishful-thinking Stagecoach 2013 line up has popped up on Twitter and the Stagecoach Festival Facebook page
It appears the poster was posted on Facebook by a fan asking if this was the real deal. It seems, as other posters have said, to be too good to be true. If true, it would be a dream line up … except for the fact it’s missing Little Big Town and The Farm, Inc. Sugarland should have received higher billing, but I won’t complain … as long as they’re in!
What do you think? Too good to be true?